Public Company Representation, Corporate Governance, Risk Management Securities Law, Finance Transactions, Debt Restructuring, Litigation Management, Regulatory Compliance, Complex Transaction Negotiation & Management, Western Law
International Securities & Merger
Residential real estate development
Managed Major Hedge Funds
to 12/2012 WHITE & CASE LLP – Milan,
Italy Advised clients with respect to transnational corporate transactions, especially involving cross-border mergers and acquisitions. Prepared and reviewed various contracts, including merger agreements, stock and asset purchase agreements, shareholder agreements, employment agreements, and disclosure schedules. Conducted due diligence. Drafted international commercial contracts for Italian companies transacting abroad, as well as foreign companies transacting in Italy.
to 07/2006 GLOBAL ONE ENTERPRISE INCORPORATED – Toronto,
New York & London Managed all aspects of the legal and compliance functions supporting the REIT. Worked and trained other associates between the Canada and London offices and ran the New York Office. Ensured compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley, NYSE listing standards and all SEC regulations.Structured, negotiated and managed nearly every acquisition, disposition & financial transaction from term sheet to closing.Managed all aspects of state and federal commercial litigations, arbitrations and claims including case strategy , pleadings, preparation, hearings, dispositions & settlement negotiations.Orchestrated the work of 20+ outside law firms, prepared 34 ACT filings, advised management on investor relation matters and served as corporate secretary to the board of directors.Saved more than $300K annually by implementing operational cost-saving practices, streamlining the use of outside counsel by bringing the majority of acquisition work in house and negotiating the company's D & O Insurance.Developed, implemented and managed a program to convert all material company records to a digital database.Managed a business expansion program, that grew operations from 400 sites in 12 states to more than 900 sites in every state across the United States. Increasing revenues by 25%, dividends to share holders by 9% and share price and market cap by nearly 75%.
Assistant General Counsel01/2013
to Current GLOBAL ONE ENTERPRISE INCORPORATED – London,
UK Location Provide legal counsel to various purchasers, sellers and entities, regarding domestic / international securities & merger / acquisition / partnership transactions.
Bachelor of Science: Psychology minor in Math1990New York University-
J.D.: Law1997University Of Toronto School Of Law-
ON4.0 GPA Graduated with High Honors
LLM: International & Finance Law2002Harvard University Law School-
Postgraduate Diploma : European Union Law2007KING'S COLLEGE, CENTRE FOR EUROPEAN LAW-
UK Bar Council Member Of The New York City Bar Association Volunteer for the Women & Children Project (IWC) IWC represents survivors of violent crimes with their Immigration matters.
2ND Lieutenant United States Air Force Reserve MOS- Intelligence